'Coal miners stick together and we bleed black'

Percy Verrall is in constant chest pain and struggles to walk

A fresh strategy

LET'S TALK: Have a Coffee with a Copper at Blackwater Aquatic Centre on March 28.

Blackwater police's breakthrough in its fight against property crime

Miners are stuck in limbo, 'could be two months'

WHERE TO NOW: The Cook Colliery longwall before the inundation that caused widespread staff cuts.

Community on edge following the decision to stand down staff at mine

Fete filled with family fun

Take your pick of delicious food at the fete.

Head down to Emerald State school for a great night.

Spitting on officer earns prison time

SERIOUS OFFENCE: Maika Vale has been sentenced to jail after he spat vomit and blood on a Queensland Ambulance Service officer.

A footballer has been jailed for 9 months for spitting on an officer

'Massive systemic failure' - damning black lung report

Jo-Ann Miller.

Black lung inquiry releases damning report

Leanne's journey to war graves

GREAT HONOUR: Leanne Ross with the crosses made by school students from Emerald.

Leanne Ross will be spending Anzac Day at Villers-Bretonneux

Recruiting for Bowen Basin jobs

NEED WORK?: BMA is holding a recruitment drive next Wednesday.

BHP recruitment day to fill "several hundred vacancies.”

Central Highlands gets some wet weather relief

Jodie Anderson Wade took this shot on Monday.

Emerald receives nearly 60mm of rain in past week.

Sharing her passion for dance

Dance teacher Alex Davis with Emerald Academy of Dance students Saphron Davis, Matilda Kerr and Charlee Howard.

Alexandra Davis has been awarded the National Community Studio award

SDRC awaits details on Grainx investigation

UNDER WRAPS: Southern Downs Regional Council is awaiting details of an investigation into possible dust and noise pollution breaches at Grainx before pursuing legal action against the business.

Group seeks freeze over Grainx zoning

TAKING THE PLUNGE: The women who walked out on office life

Thinking of giving up your stuffy office job? These women did.

EVER dreamed of walking out of the office permanently?

Gladstone Hotel's makeover to transform CBD skyline

Kenneth Wagner.

Plans on track to transform one of city's favourite pubs

$10b inland freight project gains momentum

CONSTRUCTION of a new intermodal freight terminal at Bromelton is on track, with the $30 million project set to create up to 1000 jobs in the Scenic Rim. Photo: Thinkstock

Project to generate 1800 jobs during their four-year construction

Prominently positioned showroom, workshop on offer

Drive in to a high-profile Kunda Park commercial property

The shape of things to come

Proposed Maroochydore CBD.

Sunshine Coast's image to be transformed by wave of young residents

CYCLONE WATCH: Debbie threat upgraded again

Rainfall predicted along Queensland's east coast as a result of Cyclone Debbie.

CYCLONE watch has been extended to Central Queensland

Grieving parents tell how they trusted babysitter

HELP AROUND THE HOUSE: Matthew James Ireland (far right) taking young Hemi Burke to swimming lessons.

Hemi's mum and dad had no inkling sitter would hurt their son

Shandee's skull cut in fierce stabbing

Police at a crime scene on Boddington St, East Mackay.

Stab wound delivered with such ferocity that it cut a piece of skull

"A matter of time" - Ipswich lad caught up in London terror

Armed police react following a major incident outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, Britain 22 March 2017

Ex-pat offered workers counselling after Westminster violence

Vudu can make old DVDs HD copies on your phone

Vudu can turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies, and all you need is a smartphone

The answer for anyone with a large DVD collection

Wives say don't blame us for lack of intimacy

Sex worker Mrs Robinson, as she is seen on the app Rendevu

Aussie wives had a blunt message for a sex worker

CMC Rocks traffic at a standstill

Queue of caravans stretches kilometres ahead of music festival

Kate Middleton: Even I struggle with being a mother

The royal has offered a personal glimpse into her life.

Mareeba ladies make North Queensland proud

Queensland Rural Women's Award finalist Jessica Fealy, winner Jacqui Wilson-Smith and finalist Tracey Beikoff outside of Old Government House in Brisbane.

Rural women acknowledged in prestigious awards.

Malcolm Turnbull's 18C hopes could be doomed in Senate

News Corp Australia columnist Andrew Bolt has long demanded changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

The change was unveiled on Harmony Day.

The Game's grief: Sharnie Kimmorley, wife of Brett, has died

Brett and Sharnie Kimmorley on their wedding day in 2000.

She was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2016

Cyclone Debbie set to form tomorrow, hit Qld coast in days

A cyclone forms in north Queensland.

There is up to a 50% chance Cyclone Debbie will form tomorrow

London attack: The truth behind that photo

THE PHOTO: A woman walks past along Westminster Bridge in London on March 22. Picture: REX/Shutterstock

The woman in this photo was globally shamed

Westpac economist jailed for organising ‘chemsex’ parties

James Shugg worked at Westpac’s London HQ for 20 years.

Economist jailed for conspiracy to supply

Extraordinary Trump interview "I'm president and you're not"

US President Donald J. Trump holds a listening session on health care with truckers and CEOs from American Trucking Associations in the Cabinet Room at the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017.

Donald Trump has defended himself against accusations of dishonesty

Treacherous river mouth brings plenty unstuck in Noosa

FLASHBACK: Two boats capsized on Noosa bar. Police and Coastguard were on scene in 2012 to assist.

Northern boaties face plenty of challenges

When it rains, it spores: How big are your mushrooms?

Mushrooms are sprouting up everywhere due to the rain we've been having. Edward Faulkner of Helensvale with new fungi in his front yard.

Send us your giant mushroom pictures

Can you spot what's strange about this police car?

The suspicious looking plant at the scene.

Passers-by spotted what looked like an unusual stash in a police car

Scary wait for Gladstone mum after London attack

Scary wait for Gladstone mum after London attack

Miner mates $1.9m Keno winners

Two Mackay region mechanics have won big on Keno at the Austral.

Two local mechanics have won big with a Keno bet.

Water taxi service from Urangan to Fraser Island is starting

A water taxi to Fraser Island's Kingfisher Bay will now depart from the marina every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Spirit of Hervey Bay Manager Bobbie Hayter.

It'll take 25 minutes to get to the tourist hot spot.

Steve ventures into the wild unknown on epic mission

Wildlife presenter and adventurer Steve Backshall tackles West Papua river challenge.

TV Insider: MKR has lost its recipe for success

My Kitchen Rules judges Colin Fassnidge and Pete Evans with guest judge Curtis Stone, right.

MKR needs a shake (up) of more than just the sauce bottle.

Travis Collins, Keith Urban win big at CMC Music Awards

Country music singer Travis Collins.

LEE Kernaghan also inducted into CMC Hall of Fame.

Disney boss reveals big details about the future of Star Wars

Felicity Jones in a scene from the official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

"Another decade and a half of Star Wars."

Iggy Azalea’s butt is back

Mullumbimby-raised rapper Iggy Azalea is back with her new song Mo Bounce.

THE singer is back with a new single and it is all about the bounce.

Emma Thompson missed her chance with Trump

Emma Thompson.

EMMA Thompson once turned down an offer from Donald Trump

Keith Urban went to extreme lengths for ultrasound

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman.

Keith Urban's flying visit to Australia for lunch and an ultrasound